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Materials Manager

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Dayton, OH

Materials Manager


Job Description

Materials Manager 

The Materials Manager reports to the General Manager and is responsible for production and material planning, scheduling, purchasing, shipping/receiving, material handling, and warehousing activities. 


  • Ensure timely, accurate shipment and receipt of customer or supplier product
  • Responsible for effective inventory management
  • Manage purchasing functions
  • Responsible for production and materials planning activities for regular, service, and trial part production, as well as subcontracted production requirements
  • Employ and maintain system applications with the support of IT Services to include:
  • Coach and motivate a team of direct reports to achieve departmental objectives
  • Participate in special projects determined by the General Manager
  • Actively support maintenance of our ISO 14001 environmental and TS16949 quality programs 


  • Strong interpersonal skills required to interact with all departments and levels within the organization
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent mathematical, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Customer/client focus 


  • BS in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration and/or related discipline.
  • 5-10 years Materials Management experience
  • Automotive Tier One experience required
  • Minimum 2 years purchasing experience
  • Knowledgeable in ITAF 16949
  • 3-5 years’ experience with ERP and EDI systems
  • Familiarity with Plex ERP system preferred
  • Direct supervisory experience
  • Lean manufacturing experience a plus


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PDSI Technical Services is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, military service or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, consideration of employment staffing submissions are based on demonstrated skills, qualifications, work experience, expertise and expectations meeting the position requirements as specified by the client, including compensation